Reverse NaNoWriMo (Redux)

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Last year, I wrote a blog post that detailed reverse NaNoWriMo, a tool I used to win NaNoWriMo 2016 (without using cheat codes or performance-enhancing drugs). I mean, it’s simple, as in, you just do your heaviest writing at the beginning of the month and gradually reduce the amount of words you write until November 30, when you write 1 word.

And trust me, when that happens, it’ll be a glorious day.

So, I’m getting ready for that so when NaNoWriMo 2017 happens, I’ll be able to take off like a rocket ship.


Title: After Class

Summary: Ten years after graduating from high school, a group of adults realize that the lives they planned aren’t exactly the lives they have now, so they seek to change that, not knowing that they weren’t meant to have successful lives at all.

So, what’s this story about? Twenty-something crisis, meaning, these guys don’t know what life is until it hits them.

Why? I’m sure that at least 85% of us don’t know what we’re doing wrong as opposed to what our parents did right.

Where? As of right now, I don’t know.

What? What is life but something half lived?

Outcome: At this point, I don’t know how this story will end.

And anything else? Will relate to anyone wondering if they wasted their life by not being productive.


Title: Redeeming Devon Kirby

Summary: Diana Jones, a longtime fantasy reader, finally gets a chance to read Leslie Harlington’s controversial book “The Spirit Keeper”. After discovering what was wrong with the book, she decides to rewrite it and find a way to redeem the most hated character in the book.

So, what’s this story about? Fantasy fan rewrites controversial novel.

Why? After discovering everything wrong with the novel, Diana decides to remove all homosexual themes when homosexuality is being normalized and accepted.

Where? Florida.

What? Hated character gets redeemed by fantasy author; author gets commended.

Outcome: Most YA novels are scrutinized for offensive content.

And anything else? Well, all I can say is that maybe we should watch what we read and write.


Title: February 30, 2012

Summary: In 2012, the month of February not only gains February 29, but also gains February 30. Something must have happened to make the dates change, but what is it?

So, what’s this story about? February 29 and 30 are added to the calendar, which incites chaos as January, March, July, August, October, and December lose the 31st.

Why? I don’t know if it’s witchcraft or it’s something else. But I’m going to say that it’s probably someone sick and tired of the calendar.

Where? All over the world.

What? How did they take away the 31 from January, March, July, August, October, and December and give 29 and 30 to February.

Outcome: It’s the end of the world as we know it.

And anything else? Well, at least it’s still tomorrow in Australia.


Title: The Silence of the Universe

Summary: What happens when the worlds of Star Trek and Star Wars collide? A group of space explorers find themselves in an intergalactic war and must negotiate a treaty or else all is lost!

So, what’s this story about? Space explorers caught in intergalactic war must negotiate treaty.

Why? Well, there’s an intergalactic war and if our heroes don’t negotiate a treaty soon, everything will be lost.

Where? Most of the action takes place in the Eridani Galaxy.

What? The crew of the ISS Excalibur (which is part of the Star Shield Star Forces) runs into a group of rebels on the spaceship The Leviathan during their war against the Empire of Suns.

Outcome: At this point, who knows?

And anything else? It’s a Star Trek/Star Wars  crossover.


Title: The Price of Imagination

Summary: Megan Thompson is a bright girl, but her chronic shyness angers many of her teachers and classmates. After she is sent to live in a home for disabled people, Megan develops a story centering on a post-apocalyptic American society while trying to solve the mystery of why she can’t connect with other people.

So, what’s this story about? It’s about a shy girl with no friends who is forced to move away from her home and family and live in a boarding house for disabled people.

Why? Megan is shy and doesn’t get along with anyone, so she is sent away.

Where? The story takes place in the Oak Knoll Sanitarium in Scottsdale, Arizona.

What? – Megan’s life has gone downhill since an incident happened to her when she was just 10 years old. Not knowing what was wrong with her, she withdraws into her won world, something that angers her teachers and classmates.

Outcome: As Megan tries to figure out what happened to her, she discovers that she was diagnosed with autism and was similarly isolated from the other children. She uses that as an inspiration for a story that takes place in a post-apocalyptical America.

And anything else? – Megan’s book becomes “The Sunless Palace”, which beats out J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone.”

After NaNoWriMo

Well, after a successful NaNoWriMo session, I can safely say that I have more than redeemed myself from last year’s fiasco. Not only do I have a novel I can be proud of, but I’m ready to give last year’s NaNoWriMo novel another chance. I’ll let you know when that happens. 

Now that I’m here, I’m ready to revamp this blog and add the blog posts that were somehow lost in translation. Also, any neglected blog will be revamped this month, so if you’re following this blog or any of my other blogs, stay by your email because they’re coming quickly.

I’ll let you know when my books are available for purchase.

NaNoWriMo Day 30

And the month is over!

After countless hours of blood, sweat, and tears, i have not only reached my goal of writing 50,000 words, but i have surpassed that goal! I am a winner! (Well, I have 1 more word to write and then I’ll have officially won the game.)

I’d like to thank to many people following my exploits on this blog, Tumblr, and Instagram; you’re all wonderful people!

I also want to say congratulations to all those who have won NaNoWriMo 2016 and I hope to see your books in bookstores someday. As for me, however, I have to stop working on the story now.

With that, I must say goodbye and I’ll see you in March 2017 for NaNoEdMo!

NaNoWriMo Day 29

OK, so it’s the penultimate day of NaNoWriMo 2016 and I can’t afford to waste any time, not when I have so far to go. As for my writing, I’m finished with part two of the story and filling in the blanks until I have to write part 3, which won’t happen until March 2017. It’s sad that I have to wait for three whole months after winning NaNoWriMo to finish my story. But then again, I need time to edit the story and i can’t do it all in a month, despite what they tell me.

Anyway, I have 116 words left to write and then I have to address the questions people have asked in part 2 of the story. I promise to go over the details on the story on my NaNoWriMo Nightmare blog.

NaNoWriMo Day 28

It’s Cyber Monday today and I confess that I went on a shopping spree on Amazon, buying as many books as I could, for free. As always, I did my writing in the morning so I would have more time to shop online. Not being a Boasting Betsy, but my word count is shorter than most people’s. But I won’t hold anything against you if you don’t have 50,000 words written by now.

Today’s word count: 231 words. (I only have two days left to write, so i better get going!)